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March 15, 2003 GP 3.16/3-2:24/03
Vol. 24, no. 03
Thomas C. Evans III Named Deputy
Superintendent of Documents
Thomas C. (T.C.) Evans III, a 22-year veteran of the Government Printing Office (GPO), has been named Deputy Superintendent of Documents, the second-ranking position in the organization overseeing GPO's information dissemination programs. The appointment was effective January 26. He reports directly to Superintendent of Documents Judith C. Russell.
Evans began his GPO career in 1981 as a Supply Systems Analyst in the Superintendent of Documents Technical Support Group and became head of the Documents Planning and Development Branch in 1988. In 1994, he joined GPO's Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services and was named Assistant Director in 1996. He was appointed Director of the Office in 2000.
In making the appointment, Public Printer of the United States Bruce R. James said, "We're very fortunate to have an individual of T.C.'s experience and capabilities to help manage our information dissemination programs. Our Superintendent of Documents operations will be critical in our efforts to transform the GPO into an information factory designed to meet the demands of the 21st century."
Through its Superintendent of Documents programs, the GPO disseminates the largest volume of U.S. Government publications and information in the world. The foremost program is GPO Access (www.gpo.gov/gpoaccess), the only Government Web site that provides easy, one-stop, no-fee access to information from all three branches of the Federal Government. Today, GPO Access links the public to more than 225,000 Federal titles, and more than 31 million documents are retrieved from GPO Access every month.
Providing online access is only one of the Superintendent of Documents' responsibilities. Under one of the Government's longest-standing programs, the Superintendent of Documents disseminates Government information in both print and electronic formats to more than 1,200 Federal depository libraries nationwide for the free use of the public. For those who wish to purchase Government documents, the Superintendent of Documents offers nearly 9,500 individual titles for sale via online, phone, fax, or mail order, and operates the well-known Consumer Information Center in Pueblo, CO.
Under other programs, the Superintendent of Documents provides for the cataloging and indexing of Government information, distributes Government publications to recipients designated by law, operates a reimbursable distribution service for Federal agencies, and distributes official U.S. Government publications to foreign countries under document exchange agreements pursuant to international treaty.
Evans earned his B.S.B.A. degree at East Carolina University in 1979 and his M.B.A. at Marymount University in 1988. He resides in Silver Spring, MD.